Quickie swatch post – this is three coats Orly Beautiful Disaster from Orly’s Summer 2013 Mash Up collection, topped with Julep Freedom Top Coat and in natural light (with some tip wear, since I didn’t have a chance to photograph it until day 3):
Beautiful Disaster is a red-toned purple/magenta with shimmer that shifts gold for that lit-from-within look. In certain light, it has a blue flash that cools the color to more of an electric purple, which you can see a bit on the upper part of the nails in this next photograph.
Fabulous color, if not the most unusual one I own. The formula is a tad thin, but it builds up to full opacity in two to three coats, depending on how thickly you apply it. (I prefer thinner coats, so I used three.) No complaints about the application, brush or dry time.
My favorite color from the Mash Up collection is still Mayhem Mentality (a neon orange creme), though. I’ll have to swatch that one for the blog sometime. :]